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Founded 1967
Registered Charity No. 255864
Hon. Secretary: Eleanor Grigson 01684 593713


Upton Civic Society with nearly 250 members was formed in November 1967. One of over 1,000 similar amenity societies its purpose is to encourage good architecture and planning by talks, exhibitions, visits to places of interest and by scrutiny of planning applications. An annual award is given for the best example of environmental improvement.

The Society has the following aims:
To encourage a high standard of Architecture and Town Planning in and around Upton
To encourage the preservation, development and improvement of features of general public amenity or historic interest
To stimulate public interest in and care for the beauty, history and character of the area of the town and its surroundings
To pursue these ends by means of meetings, exhibitions, lectures, publications and other forms of instruction and publicity, and by the promotion of schemes of a charitable nature
To assist in the collection of local records.

Meetings, with a guest speaker, and visits are held most of the year at the Baptist Hall, 7.30pm unless otherwise stated. Entrance to talks, including tea or coffee is normally £1 for Members and £2.00 for visitors.

"Looking at Upton" February 2006
Plaques have been situated around the town to commemorate various historical events.
Leaflet to supplement the Millennium Plaque mounted on the bridge